Claim Dismissed at Trial – Injured Claimant Fails to Prove Negligence Against Unidentified Driver

As discussed in prior blog posts, the issue of liability is central to all personal injury claims.  An injured claimant who wants to pursue compensation for injuries must prove that another driver was negligent and that this negligence caused the motor vehicle accident and the injuries.  An injured claimant cannot be found entirely at fault…

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Using Dash Cam Footage in a Personal Injury Case

Dash Cam Footage in Your Injury Claim In an ICBC injury case dash cam footage can be the best evidence. When the fault for an accident is in question, video footage makes the difference. The issue of liability can  largely be determined with strong evidence of video. Credibility and reliability are therefore very much ancillary…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Who is at Fault for an Inevitable Motor Vehicle Accident?

To determine if you are entitled to compensation from ICBC for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle, the first step is to identify who was liable or at fault for the collision.  This is known as liability.  Determining who was at fault for the accident is important because a claim for compensation is based in…

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Jacqueline Small Interviewed Again by Canadian Lawyer Magazine – ICBC Hit & Run Claim and Credibility

We are pleased to announce that Jacqueline Small, partner with our firm, was recently interviewed again by Canadian Lawyer Magazine about an ICBC hit and run case which was dismissed at trial. Ms. Small wrote a blog article on this ICBC hit and run case where the injured claimant’s credibility was a key factor in…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – Pedestrian Hit in a Crosswalk Found 25% at Fault

Parmar v. Rink 2019 BCSC 1626 is a pedestrian crosswalk case. In this case, the motor vehicle accident occurred in a marked crosswalk in a rural area. The injured claimant, who was wearing dark clothing, was walking with her two children.  It was the early evening and it was dark out.  The roads were wet…

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Vancouver ICBC Lawyer – ICBC Accelerated Depreciation – Is Your Vehicle Worth Less Because of a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If your vehicle has been damaged and the cost of repairs is more than $2,000.00 as a result of a motor vehicle accident, then if you choose to sell this vehicle you must declare the accident to the prospective buyer.  A damaged/repaired vehicle is considered less valuable with a lower resale value. If your vehicle…

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NDP No-Fault Auto Insurance will Increase Injury and Death

The NDP no fault auto insurance will become law to benefit auto monopoly ICBC in May, 2021. However, people in British Columbia have not been told of the potential for these changes to result in more injuries and death on our roads. As the personal responsibility of guilty driver is eliminated, so to will the…

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No ICBC Driver Discounts During COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite $300 million in ICBC savings and a reduction in claims by 37% between April and June, 2020 ICBC is refusing to pay back drivers. It appears ICBC and the NDP are playing politics by waiting to election time to pass the saving onto BC drivers. In fact, ICBC continue to charge high insurance rates…

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ICBC Blood Money: Insurance Rebate 2021

ICBC full no-fault insurance, soon to be law, gives absolute powers to the auto insurance monopoly ICBC. The government, starting May, 2021, will allow ICBC to value human suffering at zero ($0.00), giving no compensation to the injured.  The BC NDP will be taking money that should be used to compensate innocent victims and giving…

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Injury Claims and the Impact of Unreliable Information Provided to Medical Experts

The assessment of an injured claimant’s credibility and the reliability of his/her evidence is pivotal in any personal injury claim. An injured claimant who accurately describes his/her symptoms and circumstances before and after an accident without minimizing or embellishing them can reasonably anticipate that the court will find his/her evidence to be credible and reliable.…

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